Christian Wagner

Current appointments

Professor of Finance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business 
Faculty member at the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)
Associate member at the FRIC Center for Financial Frictions, Copenhagen Business School

Contact details:
WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics
Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance
Welthandelsplatz 1
A-1020 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 31336 4253
Email: christian.wagner (at)

Curriculum Vitae:
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Working Papers
  • Low Risk Anomalies?, with Paul Schneider and Josef Zechner, October 2017.
    • Jack Treynor Prize awarded by the Q Group, 2015
    • AFA 2017, EFA 2016, Q-Group spring seminar 2016, Imperial College Hedge Fund Conference 2015, IFSID 2015, SAFE Asset Pricing 2015
  • Exchange Rates and Sovereign Risk, with Pasquale Della Corte, Lucio Sarno, and Maik Schmeling, August 2018.
    • AEA 2016, Adam Smith Asset Pricing Workshop 2014, EFA 2014, INQUIRE 2014, EWFS 2014

Refereed Journal Publications
  • What is the Expected Return on a Stock?, with Ian Martin, 2018, Journal of Finance, forthcoming
    • The Wharton School‒WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance, WFA 2017
    • Honorable Mention, AQR Insight Award 2017
    • EFA 2018, WFA 2017, CEPR Symposium 2017, SED 2017, IFSID 2016, 4nations cup 2016

Other Publications (refereed)
  • Reforming Minute Reserve Policy in Germany: A Step towards Efficient Markets?, with Margarethe Rammerstorfer, 2009, Energy Policy, 37 (9), 3513-3519.